GPEP-R: Race and Foreign Direct Investment
The Global Political Economy Project (GPEP) team presents a series of talks, GPEP-R, which focus on race in International Political Economy. The talks will be hosted on Zoom and will consist of a 20-minute presentation highlighting the speaker’s research and mapping a future research agenda, followed by Q&A and a broader conversation on the topic. Talks will stream live on Thursdays from 12-1pm ET and recorded versions will be available on the GPEP website.
In this discussion moderated by Professor Kathleen McNamara, Dr. Sonal Pandya of the University of Virginia will explore the intersections of race and foreign direct investment. Click here to register for the event.
About the Speaker
Sonal S. Pandya is an associate professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. Her research examines the political economy of global production and links between globalization and social identity. She is the author of Trading Spaces: Foreign Direct Investment Regulation, 1970-2000 (Cambridge) and articles in journals including Review of Economics and Statistics, International Organization, and Journal of Politics. Pandya received the American Political Science Association Mancur Olson Award and the International Political Economy Society Best Book Award. She has been a fellow of the Niehaus Center (Princeton) and was the Susan Louise Dyer Peace Fellow (Stanford).
About the Moderator
Kathleen R. McNamara is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her work focuses on markets, culture, and politics in the European Union and the United States. Her public commentaries have appeared in outlets such as Foreign Affairs and the Washington Post, and she is a guest on NPR and other news programs. At Georgetown, Dr. McNamara recently served as the Vice Dean for Faculty & Graduate Affairs in SFS, and also has served as Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies from 2010-2016. Dr. McNamara also has taught at Princeton University and Sciences Po (Paris), and has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a Fulbright Fellow. During the 2016-17 year, she was Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service at American University. McNamara received her PhD from Columbia University and her BA from McGill University.